Question about Apple Mac/iMac&iPod Speakers-(Bondie-Blue) W/ Free CD/DVD Caddy-Limited Supply (p/n I-SPKR-BONDI) Computer Speakers
I've owned my MacBook for about 3 months now, and about a month ago, my internal speakers stopped working. I know there is sound, due to the 'ta-da' noise sounded upon turning the laptop on. When checking my 'sound' output option, it tells me it is set to 'Digital Out' with the 'Built-in Output' port. There are no other options to click on. I have been told this is the problem. When I use headphones or external speakers, sound works fine. Interesting point....about 2 weeks back, my friend was able to make it play via internal speakers by tilting the computer side to side, but it cut in and out. Is there a driver I can install to re-set my speakers to what they need to be? Thanks
Omigod, that worked!!!!
Posted on Mar 22, 2008
I was laughing at the idea of the match when i first read it. I have the same problem even with my Mac Pro. But to my suprise, the toothpick thing worked!I was flabbergasted!!!..So this means, a lot of Macbook owners experience the same problem?Is this some kind of a bug?
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
My macbook- doesn't give out sound thru external speakers and no sound in headphones . I bearly hear the internal speakers either so I took it to Apple Genius (with appointment) and they tested my macbook with their software fr.Macbook Pro using ethernet cord and start playing music and my macbook speakers- internal and external are loud again. WOW! So it's the infested 3rd party software such as Limewire and all others that we love to downloaded (but there are too many to figure it out which one is bad)...SO I backed up my stuffs and reinstalled macos X tiger and all is new again....WORKING PERFECT NOW!!! RE-INSTALL!!!! Thanks Apple Store!!!!!!
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
Theres a easy solution, but its wierd.....TRUST ME......put a non metalic item into the audio out jack (tooth pick, match whatever) and gently press down (i just put a match in and turned it around while the sound properties was open) this will switch it between the digital and analog output......IT WORKS just make sure u have the sound properties up so u can see the output update
Posted on Mar 18, 2008
This sounds like quite an odd issue, and based on the fact that you got the speakers to work by tilting the machine back and forth (with cutting in & out), this sounds like something might be a bit loose inside the computer, and will probably require a hardware fix.
You are still well within your 1 year warranty, even if you did not purchase AppleCare, so I would take the laptop to your local Apple store (www.apple.com/retail) Genius Bar. Make a reservation on-line before you go to avoid having to wait around.
I would highly recommend backing up all of your data before taking it in, just in case they need to ship it off for a repair.
Posted on Oct 15, 2007
There is no sound device no audio
Posted on Jun 01, 2008
My problem is solved .. i had download Bootcamp and install it ... everything is run normal .
you can get bootcamp on torrentz site for vista 32 .
Thanks anywhere !!
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
I just spent 30 min. poking the f-ing hole with a toothpick and it;s still not working and theres still that annoying red light
how come its not working?
Posted on Jul 05, 2008
Same here. instead keep something (like a toothpick) in there and then when u take it out, it should work again.
Posted on Jun 13, 2008
I have a white apple macbook, i have downloaded vista on it, but the sound does not come out. please help me with this problem.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
I pulled the cotton off a q-tip and it worked perfect, nice fix!
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
WOW this works the thing with a tooth pick i almost lost it this laptop was driving me insane now its working
Posted on Jun 04, 2010
I used my headphones to do the job.... NOTHING! bleg, saw myself going to applestore and leave it there for a week or so.... BUT restarted and then it all worked again. So: headphones AND restart
Posted on Apr 10, 2010
Sound flickers from audio output to digital out
Posted on Feb 14, 2010
OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
I tried several times no work then I got a Q~tip cut OFF the end put it in and left it for several minutes. Do not know why it worked but it did Thanks who ever discovered this.
Posted on May 07, 2009
So I have the same problem only I have a black Macbook and I def. CANNOT find this black gadget you guys speak of..where is it? I have been trying to figure this out for the past month or so..
I know that supposedly it's supposed to be on the right side of the port, but I DO NOT see it anywhere..
&& I have used a hairpin, a q-tip, and anything else small I can think of. The only thing I haven't tried is a toothpick because I don't have any..
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
That toothpick idea is brilliant!! how did anyone come up with that idea
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
It worked for me!!!!!! Like the post above, you have to turn it around the edges like a screwdriver. Thank you so much!
Posted on Jul 15, 2008
Thanks man! It really works with the match! Turn the match like a screwdriver - don't press down - and it will work! Cheers!
Posted on May 08, 2008
Same update, same problem, same red light. F!
Posted on Feb 01, 2008
To those who are still having the erroneous red light... the problem could be (if you are Boot Camp users) that a bug in the Boot Camp 3.0 drivers left the audio output LED on when it wasn't being used. Updating to 3.1 should fix the problem.
To update to Boot Camp 3.1:
1. Boot to your Windows OS
2. Download the Boot Camp 3.1 update:
- 32-Bit Here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL996
- 64-Bit Here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL979
3. Insert your (Mac) OS disc and launch the update exe file
Posted on Feb 07, 2010
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